Chemistry (12th Edition)

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Chapter 21 - Electrochemistry - 21.1 Electrochemical Cells - 21.1 Lesson Check: 7

Answer

If a strip of copper is dipped into a solution of iron (II) sulfate, no reaction will take place. Iron is above copper in the activation series (so iron is more readily oxidized than copper). Therefore, copper is not oxidized by iron ions spontaneously and no reaction will take place.

Work Step by Step

If a strip of copper is dipped into a solution of iron (II) sulfate, no reaction will take place. Iron is above copper in the activation series (so iron is more readily oxidized than copper). Therefore, copper is not oxidized by iron ions spontaneously and no reaction will take place.
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